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Bonsu Back on 3/4; Holyfield-Nielsen; Braehmer's Woes

By Per Ake Persson

The WBFed´s decision not to sanction Evander Holyfield vs Brian Nielsen for its title looks more than a little bit weird when you consider that they once had Imrich Borka, 0-2 at the time, fighting for the title. And lately Tommi Schmidt, at his peak a six round level fighter, came back after almost an near ten year layoff to fight for the WBFed´s Int´l title and the list can be made a lot longer. Who cares, said Sauerland Event´s general manager Chris Meyer in a short comment to the incident.
 
Belgian welterweight Jackson Osei Bonsu continues his way back into title contention with a showdown against Spanish champ Jose Del Rio on March 4 in Deurne, Belgium. If all goes well "Sugar" Jackson take on Karlo Tabaghua April 1 in Gent.
 
The local boxing club in Castellbisbal, Spain, promotes a pro-am show February 18. Headlining are Xavier Urpi, Guzman Castillo and Damian Anto. Six amateur fights round up the program.
 
EU super middleweight champ Lolenga Mock now has Italian Mohamed Ali Ndiaye as the mandatory challenger. The EBU have set May 18 as the deadline for agreements. There´s also attempts to have Mock fight undefeated prospect Andrea Di Luisa, also from Italy.
 
EC Box Promotion stage an "Evil Fight Night" on Saturday in Hamburg. The show features a number of interesting names, some on the way up such as middleweight Gokalp Ozekler who faces Mariusz Biskupski in the headliner, others are on the way back such as light heavweight Kai Kurzawa, at one time a bright prospect with Sauerland. Also on the bill is cruiserweight Jovo Pudar, back in Serbia after fighting most of his career in the US, and Montenegrian middleweight Predrag Radosevic, who has an inflated 22-0 record.
 
Promoter Frank Warren recently announced that WBO light heavyweight king Juergen Braehmer will defend the title against interim-ruler Nathan Cleverly in London April 2. It´s an exellent matchup and under normal circumstances I would pick Braehmer but let´s not forget he comes in with almost a year off although he´s been training for two title defenses that were canceled due to injury and illness respectively. For my money Juergen is the best could-have-been fighter out there. He is for sure a world champ, and a good one at that, but had the talent to reach so much further, but a long line of "out of the ring problems" stopped his progress.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by giacomino on 02-10-2011

Braehmer is not, as this author says, "for sure a champ and a good one at that." He is a paper title belt holder who has yet to defend against anyone in the division's top 25. He was handed a…

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